Tag Archive | Healthcare

Soul Food: cultural lifestyle or disease trap?

 Florida Courier/New America Media , News Feature, Penny Dickerson, Posted: Feb 21, 2017 Photo: Olean McCaskill in her celebrated soul-food eatery, Olean’s.TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–The roots of soul food run deep within the annals of African American living. The South reigns as king of soul food cuisine. Its origins can be traced back to slavery when plantation […]

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                 CONTACT:          pennydickersonwrites@gmail.com Penny Dickerson is an independent journalist with a passion for cool people, extraordinary places, and good sushi. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Temple University (Philadelphia, PA) and a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Lesley University […]

Address Africa: I’m moving to Senegal

THIS WAS ME In 2006, I was diagnosed with stage II  renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer). As a result, I endured multiple surgeries (related/unrelated) and a whole lot of grief. My body owns a road map of scars: abdomen, flank, and spine to name a few. The largest healed and grew a grotesque keloid  which […]

Soul Food – Healthy & Alternative Preparations

    http://newamericamedia.org/2017/03/a-newhealthier–era-for-soul-food.php A NEW ERA FOR SOUL FOOD March 3, 2017 Filed under FOOD, METRO Posted by FCEditor Some African-Americans have adapted new approaches to cooking, which leads to better health and living longer. Editor’s note: This is the second installment on the legacy of soul food. Part 1 appeared in the Feb. 17 […]

EDITORIAL: Waiting at hospital, and one thing made it worse | jacksonville.com

Waiting at hospital, and one thing made it worse | jacksonville.com. Waiting at hospital, and one thing made it worse Posted Mar 14, 2009 at 12:01 AM  

African American Childhood Obesity: the skinny on fat

This blog is featured in HBCU Lifestyles: http://hbculifestyle.com/contributor-how-you-can-help-african-american-youth-fight-obesity/ Being the fat kid will never be cool. America is a skinny nation and an ad hoc committee on “acceptable appearance” has deemed that fat ain’t where it’s at and skinny is in. Media influences applaud the weight loss efforts of the rich and famous as their guant faces […]

African Americans and Cancer: Dispelling Myths

This blog is featured in HBCU Lifestyles and is No. 1 in a series on African Americans and Cancer. http://hbculifestyle.com/african-americans-and-cancer-dispelling-myths/ Cancer is no respecter of persons. Anyone can be diagnosed with the often deadly disease which is commonly misunderstood, misrepresented, and adversely affects the African American population at a rate faster than any other ethnicity. […]